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Feb 25, 2019

Four years in, StoryOly, a monthly story-telling event at Rhythm and Rye in Olympia, is a big success. Co-founders Amy Shepherd and Elizabeth Lord lead the monthly competition where Olympians from all walks of life get on stage and tell true stories in front of an audience. StoryOly is in it's fourth season, they've had...


Jan 19, 2019

Programming for people with intellectual disabilities is in short supply, and free programming is even harder to find. Two staffers from the local organization Kokua are changing that with LEAD, an education program that pairs local college students with folks with disabilities who have learning objectives,...


Dec 29, 2018

What does graduate school have to do with citizenry? As it turns out, quite a bit. We invited Doreen Swetkis and Cheryl Simrell King on the podcast to discuss the impact that the Evergreen State College's Master's in Public Administration program have had on the south sound community, Those who work in non-profits or...


Dec 8, 2018

The City of Olympia counts on the recommendations of citizen advisory committees on topics ranging from zoning to utilities to public art. They are currently recruiting for new members for all of these commissions, so we thought we'd talk to someone with experience. In this episode we chat with Brian Mark,...


Nov 21, 2018

Immigration, refugees, people who are undocumented. They are on the national news regularly, but what impact does this issue have on our community? To discuss this topic we invited Kathy Baros Friedt of Strengthening Sanctuary to discuss what the group is doing to support undocumented folks in our area. In the meantime...